Dir., Technical Accounting & Policy

Nike Beaverton, OR

About the Job

Job Description

Today, the opportunities for growth across Nike, Inc.'s business portfolio offer more potential than ever. Nike Finance employees play a key role in that progress by identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to drive value for every Nike shareholder. They manage accounting and reporting for Nike's multi-billion-dollar global investment portfolio, debt and equity instruments, and other Treasury activities. They strategize, forecast, audit, analyze, budget, research and lead important decisions. Across Nike's diverse geographies and businesses, Finance employees deliver far more than just the numbers.


To elevate our game, NIKE Controlling is in the midst of a multi-year transformation to design and implement our platform of the future. We are centralizing our function globally to drive a shared strategic agenda, along with evolving into a scalable, process-focused organization with a continuous improvement mindset; we're seeking world-class talent like you to contribute to this journey. We are looking for influencers and collaborators who can champion and embrace change as we evolve; talent with deep finance acumen to help build our blueprint for the future. Do you have what it takes to build a Controlling legacy at NIKE?

As a Director in NIKE's Technical Accounting and Policy team, you will be a key member of the team dedicated to advising the Company on complex accounting and policy matters. Key accountabilities include:

  • Ownership of NIKE's accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with emerging US GAAP and ensure policies remain relevant with evolving business activities
  • Taking a leading role as a consultation resource for technical accounting issues and complex business transactions throughout the Company
  • Researching, resolving and documenting technical accounting issues; also responsible for maintaining a repository for all technical accounting matters;
  • Partnering with the External Reporting team to ensure appropriate external disclosure considerations;
  • Monitoring emerging accounting guidance and authoring comment letters for proposed changes in accounting guidance that may impact the Company;
  • Developing and delivering training and education materials around Nike's accounting policies to various stakeholders throughout the business
  • Preparing materials for NIKE's disclosure and audit committees


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • CPA required;
  • 10+ years' experience in public accounting; additional experience working in a large multinational, publicly-held company is highly preferred;
  • Experience working in a Big 4 accounting firm's Regional or National office is a plus;
  • Proven technical accounting skills, primarily in such areas as Revenue and Advertising & Marketing;
  • Proven people management experience;
  • Exposure to ERP accounting and finance systems such as SAP or Oracle preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate status, issues, risks and opportunities with senior leadership team;
  • Proven ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience, including meeting facilitation and presentations;
  • Proven ability to develop high profile, influential and collaborative relationships across teams, functions and layers, preferably inclusive of navigating a large corporation